By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – Riharna Thomson/facebook.com
In what’s normally a buzzing time at Thoroughbred Park ahead of Sunday’s big race day, the mood is sombre.
It follows Tuesday’s freak accident which left Riharna Thomson critically injured, after she fell from horse ‘Chosen Prayer’.
Unfortunately, the horse had to be put down, and Riharna’s still in hospital after undergoing surgery.
Trainers and riders have returned to work at the racecourse ahead of Black Opal, and they’re all doing it tough.
Staff have been offered support and counselling.
WorkSafe ACT and the Canberra Racing Club are investigating the incident.
You can share your messages of love and support for Riharna at our Facebook page.